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be made by the attorney general personally after consulting with the president. president obama has sent zero people to guantanamo bay since he's been president of the united states. perhaps because of his personal objection to guantanamo bay. perhaps because of this. the military has tried three people in gitmo since 9-11, all three were convicted, all three were released -- released after conviction for time served. the federal courts have tried over 51 people. all were convicted and all sentenced to jail terms from 20 years to live in prison. the american courts are far more efficient than the military tribunals in guantanamo bay. >> neil: i just have a feeling that it's someone affiliated with al-qaeda or the taliban. it risks being a farce. it's my fear. that judicial process could be farcecal. >> that is a fear that animated the drafters of legislation in the george w. bush administration, which is why we have this option for the president. but for the 51 cases that were tried here and a lot of them were low level people, though some did get life sentences, the farce did not happe
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